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After a series of meetings and a special event in New York City, Aaron left with a few new goodies in his briefcase.  One of those is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, one of AT&T's two 4G LTE devices that launch on November 6th.  Closely resembling T-Mobile's Galaxy S II, the Skyrocket offers a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities, a large 1,850 mAh battery, Android 2.3.5 with TouchWiz 4.0, and of course, 4G LTE capabilities where available.  It'll retail for $249.99 with a two-year agreement.  Is the Skyrocket the new champion in the US Galaxy S II series?


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"Busy Android season! Which do you prefer: Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II Skyrocket, HTC Rezound, or HTC Vivid?"


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Murad Nazi The Samsung Galaxy S II is certainly one of the snappiest smartphones around, but it’s not like you can too fast a CPU. That’s why the XDA community stepped in and pushed the clock speed of the CPU T-Mobile version of the smartphone to the mind-blowing 1.8 GHz.
Luis Lopez Need you ask? What's Android? Hahaha. iPhone 4S all the way.
Nicki Ann Barr i want the htc rezound
Robin Sin Nexus.Peace!
Kristen Manego Galaxy Nexus!
Romeo Cyril iPhone, Android who, which version of the 50 r u talking about.
Karthik Subramaniam reat job ...you are always first to preview new phones as always!
Diogenes Jimenez Its really hard to say, but I have the Galaxy S II and I love it. Minor screen differences aside regarding resolution, the Exynos processor can't be beat. It's easily faster than the TI OMAP processor in the Galaxy Nexus, and the SnapDragon processor in. the Skyrocket and the Rezound.
Kyle Louis tempting..but i'm waiting until at&t's lte is actually available here and there is an lte samsung with ics and their own exynos chips and hd resolution..this phone just seems rushed because they are launching 4g..it's running a very soon to be outdated os and has a huge screen with shit resolution despite its nice colors..just my own opinion..holding on to the captivate a little longer
Lee Grip Gresham Galaxy Nexus
Shawn Poling Samsung galaxy 2 skyrocket
Hieronymous Igharas sgs2 is g0od, but d battery life's sucks..
Mark Mcdonald S II! BETTER CAMERA THAN THE NEXUS, AND WHEN THE ICS UPDATE COMES IT WILL RULE THE WORLD... BEST PHONE I'VE EVER OWNED, AND I'VE OWNED MOST OF THEM!!!!
Brandon Johnson If only these manufacturers worked on getting updates out in a timely matter... The htc rezound is about to ship with 2.3 and we know it won't be getting 4.0 until mid march or later... That shit is soooo stupid.
Aviv Fadlon Rezound but i like the Galaxy nexus more :)
Pablo Varona Don't matter in a month from now they will be outdated!
Serrano Thyrone to me the SGS II is better than the SGS II skyrocket... I thought the Exynos processor is faster than the 1.5GHz S3 snapdragon?
John Gardiner OG Galaxy S 2!
Jeremy Estacio Dizon Droid RAZR!!!!!
Tim Davis Nexus
Harold Bias Galaxy Nexus
Robert Skeen Galaxy Nexus
Alex Englehart Nexussssssss!
Jose Ramirez Evo 3D.
Kevin L. Lopez Galaxy nexus!!
Clint Harris Motorola RAZR
Rishikesh Kulkarni Samsung GS2
Ben Conover VIVID!!! here's a few 3-letter reasons: at&t, LTE, HTC, and qHD. :)
Ken Martinez I totally agree with Jonathan Palaka! I want that sooooo bad, hopefully it comes to US and At&t! Lol
Norman Chan hmm...perfer galaxy s
Jonathan Palaka Samsung note
Vincent Hung Too many good choices.... AAARRGH
David Hilgendorf Galaxy Nexus
Judi Bryan Had read about the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket & decided to purchase the regular S2. Have had it 2 days now and AM IN LOVE! Your reports on its blazing speed did not exaggerate! Love the screen..love the size..love the customizability! Can't wait (well, yes, I know I HAVE to) for ICS some time in 2012!
Krushi Vemula Nexus or rezound
Thomas T-Bone Umber HTC Rezound here
Kevin Pizana Rezound FTW!!!
Matthew James Gonzalez The Galaxy S2 Skyrocket....the display alone is enough to make me want it.
Brian Fruge Sky rocket
Brendan Ren Zheng Ng Galaxy nexus :) awaiting for its premiere
Alec Dominguez EVO 3d ftw!
Adam Schulte Galaxy Nexus and DROID RAZR :D
Jeff Hollins S2 by far..
Jairo J Camacho People if you want free applications of android market get (snappz market )off the application by the internet and i like the skyrocket .
Joey Drew Bucek Droid razr
Richie Mcleod Why does andriod brings so much phones out at the same time..... I think that hates the sells of the phone alot
Antonio Pagan @ jesus haha funny I had all the android phone that came out ... The galaxy s2 had it bad ass phone 3 to 6 months from now it will get only one update than that's set than gotta wait for next android phone just to get n use the new updates etc there to many android every month there a new one
Ricardo Sccp Samsung Galaxy SII. Amazing!
Vishant Khunti Don't even bring that iphone business in here. Apple doesn't even care about making the best product, because they know someone will buy the newest iphone, even if it hasn't improved anything. Oh yeah, and the specs of the Iphone 4s don't even compare to the best android phones right now. Plus the droid marketplace has more free apps, with less advertising
Zulfi Rasool Ive used every phone available in the market.. IPhone tops. GS2 follows.. Waiting for G nexus
Cory Wilson Thank about it every minute another phone is being released, putting pressure on people to make them spend money they don't have.
Humberto Cortes Gnex with 4.0 ;)
Christina Elena Amaya uuuuuugh Andriod overkill...I lost track months ago...and the more phones they come out with the less I care
Cory Wilson All this just to get more money from people who can't afford to pay their cell bill, the phone industry is rape yall
Erik Rosli I kinda like the Droid Razr. It looks awesome! @tony Do'h. I don't care what phone you have, but calling an OS dumb is somewhat retarded. Just saying.
Ispongklong Dacoycoy Get off iphone fans this is android discussion! Sensation xl
Jon Willis Haha @Michael Foresto what do you think Apple is to iPhone? Middle-man.
Charles Jones HTC rezound has the best specs minus ICS. That will be coming shortly then it WILL be king.
Jorge Moran Android>iPhone, but I think I will go with the HTC rezound
Incognegro Cornelius It's a tough choice between that HTC Vivd & Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket......
K.j. Littlejohn Galaxy nexus!!!
Jeremy Gross droid razr i think but i wanna see the nexus also
Jesus G. Nolasco Tony pagan is mad cuz all android own his shitty iphoney 4slow
Bill Moran Galaxy S Epic II
Allan Morrill Galaxy Nexus
Cory Wilson Buy me a galaxy s2 from Craig list then flash it to boost mobile
Bill Siembida Once rezound gets 4.0 and all the bloat is removed with a 2760 extended battery its unstoppable
Dustin PoontangThunder Morse galaxy nexus needs to come out nao xD
Issam El Kouartey Galaxy nexus. No doubt.
Will Gonzalez Google Galaxy Nexus....... all the way
Mendez Roy Nexus the best...from google
Marcos Pineda galaxy s2 my favor
David Harness They're all nice, though they all have things that make them slightly lackluster
Terrel YoungmoneyYorke Htc sensation 4g cause I have one :-)
Antonio Pagan I'll prefer the iphone 4s android is dumb they got a new phone every month n some of them get the new update and all the iphone get the update so u don't gotta go buy another phone every Damn month #justsaying
Matt Peters I don't understand why Verizon doesn't have this device. The Galaxy SII devices are so much smoother than the Motorola ones rolling out. (e.g. Bionic). Oh well.
Geoff Sauder Galaxy note.
Steven Quintal iPhone! ;)
Marcus NinersEmpire ANDROID... it didn't say sorry ass iphone
Jonathan Recinos Nexus, but I must admit the Rezound is rather appealing, the first time I've felt that way about an HTC device. I want red buttons :(
Eric Divine They need to chill out.. Make quality phones and work on the data consumption of the OS (battery life) and maybe people would be satisfied with their phone. Android can do better. I have the galaxy s 2 epic 4g touch. Best Android phone so far... I've had about every one on every carrier... No lie.
Steve Moore Still pissed about the Bionic/Razr crap.. Screw Verizon, bunch a damn dirty bastiches!
Zach Cline HTC rezound or galaxy nexus.
Devin Vosburgh huh...matt was "that guy" lol Really looking forward to the nexus but the galaxy S2 is a remarkable piece of machinery.
Eion Woods Nexus always. That 720p screen, man..
Ian Slade This is an android discussion, why do people post iPhone, it's shite and it's nothing to do with this post. ughhhhhh lol
Antonio Vazquez The lame iPhone ain't in the list homie! It says ANDROID
Andreas Wiranata Liman galaxy nexus..
Edgar Rodriguez not gonna lie. i REAAAALLLYYY want the Rezound!
Shiva ShivSwag Khosla HTC Sensation 4g
Ehmed Shams NEXUS!!!!
Damon Lee galaxy note heh :p




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